published Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Man on motorcycle killed when SUV crosses centerline

A 51-year-old man was killed early this morning on Hixson Pike when his motorcycle slammed head-on into an SUV and exploded.

Perry Maddux was killed in the wreck, said Officer Rebecca Royval, police spokeswoman, while Demario Goodwin, 26, the driver of the Ford Explorer, was taken to the hospital complaining of pain.

About 1 a.m., Maddux was traveling north on Hixson Pike when the Explorer, which was traveling south, crossed the centerline in the 1400 block of Hixson Pike, Royval said. Maddux's Kawasaki motorcycle collided with the SUV and burst into flame, she said.

Alcohol may be a contributing factor in the crash, but no charges have been filed against Goodwin at this time, Royval said. However, the crash is still under investigation, she said.

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Empressmo said...

The article in the TFP states "Motorcycle slams head-on into SUV". According to the following paragraph it is stated that the SUV crossed over the center line and struck the motorcycle. Your headline should have read "SUV slams head-on into motorcycle". That is a big difference. What's up????

September 25, 2010 at 12:30 p.m.
whatever said...

It does seem a bit misleading.

September 25, 2010 at 12:37 p.m.
mrsmusic said...

Yes, the headline is definitely misleading. Please change it. It makes it sound as if Perry was at fault when he was not.

September 25, 2010 at 1:49 p.m.
DinaKudlicki said...

My father was a very cautious and safe driver. Times Free Press...I am respectfully, and very seriously asking you to change the title of this article. As I get on a plane at 3:25 PM today to fly in from CO, to begin preparing for my fathers funeral...I would hope that you would have the compassion and kindness to have the wording here represent the truth of what happened. A careless driver, crossed the center line, and took the life of a wonderful and beautiful man. Who didn't need to die. I hope that you will change it and put forth an apology to the family that is mourning his loss.

Thank you. Dina Marie Kudlicki Loving daughter of Perry Duane Maddux

September 25, 2010 at 3:04 p.m.
whatever said...

The new headline is better.

September 25, 2010 at 3:16 p.m.
mrsmusic said...

Thank you for changing the headline.

September 25, 2010 at 5:15 p.m.
CRM said...

Murdered by another butthole with a drinking problem. It sickens me to think he went to Erlanger because he felt pain...This is a crock of BS. This cat needs to be strung up by his nads.

September 26, 2010 at 8:52 a.m.
Ladyrider said...

I wholeheartedly agree with Dina. Your headline is inaccurate and it is defaming to Perry. I was furious when I read it. Perry was a kind, funny, intelligent man, an experienced and responsible rider and a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved his family dearly and the loss of his life by the irresponsible actions of another driver, as with anyone victimized by such, deserves to be accurately and fairly represented. (Kathy Kile)

September 26, 2010 at 7:26 p.m.
Panavol said...

AS Mr Maddux"s next door neighbor for the last 5 years I can support the comments made here by other writers. This man's main goal in life was to love and support his family and see his daughters graduate from college. A hard working, responsible nuclear engineer that loved life and never had a negative thing to say about anybody. I hope this newspaper will investigate Mr Goodwin's police record and continue reporting on this case once charges are brought forward. Accidents do happen, but, if alcohol and drugs were the cause of this SUV crossing the center line and striking the motorcycle, I hope the legal system shows no mercy to this guy! What a terrible loss to society and to his loving family!

September 28, 2010 at 7:16 a.m.
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